Orbiting

Thom Kubli and Hiroshi Ishii on 3D Printing Floating Sculptures Speculative Machines In Thom Kubli’s “Black Hole Horizon,” a stream of bubbles slides out of a series of three large black horns. With the vibration of the horns churning liquid … Continued

Image credit: (left) Andy Ryan. (middle) Caroline Alden. (right) Creative Commons.

Cancelled: MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER

Due to MIT’s recently updated policy regarding COVID-19, MIT has cancelled the concert MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER. Thank you for your understanding. March 13, 2020 / 8:00pm / Kresge Auditorium Pre-show Composer Talk / 7:00pm / Kresge Little Theater MIT Building W16 48 … Continued

BACH: THE SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO (for solo violin)

JS Bach: Complete Cello Suites Johnny Gandelsman, violin February 8, 2020 / 7:00pm Kresge Auditorium, MIT Building W16 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Reserve a seat Following up on his celebrated debut recording of JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, Grammy award-winning … Continued

DJ Turntable. Credit Philip Tan.

Take a DJ Class this IAP

DJ Class Offerings in IAP 2020   How DJs Invented Hip-Hop: The Rise and Rise of Turntables in Rap Music January 6–9, 13 & 14, 2020 / 1-3pm (6 sessions) MIT Building W97, Room 160 Though rappers get most of … Continued

Beside Still Waters: Devi Lockwood SM ‘19

Devi Lockwood was wandering down the Infinite Corridor in the Fall of 2018 when she noticed a sheaf of brochures perched on the door of a small office to her left. The brochures had information about grants awarded by the … Continued

Being Material, MIT Press, 2019. Credit: HErickson/MIT CAST.

Being Material, an Introduction

By Marie-Pier Boucher, Stefan Helmreich, Leila W. Kinney, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, and Evan Ziporyn The following excerpt is from the publication Being Material (2019 MIT Press).   At the intersection of art, science, and technology, the book Being Material … Continued

Glenn Branca conducting the Glenn Branca Ensemble, Sonic Circuits Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, D.C., 2012.

MIT Sounding Presents Both Sides of Composer Glenn Branca

Audiences experience Branca’s rarely-heard orchestral music and guitar ensemble. September 20th marked the launch of the 2019-20 MIT Sounding series with the adventurous and often emphatically loud music of an American iconoclast. The Music of Glenn Branca Live: The Glenn … Continued

Lisa Dwan presents "A Body of Beckett" at MIT, 2019. Credit: Leon Yim.

2019-20 MIT Performing Celebrates Collaboration in Theater

The season highlights personal and collective storytelling in performance. The powerful trifecta of live cinema, dance theater, and social music informs the 2019-20 MIT Performing series through an inspiring season of lectures, prototypes, research residencies and performances, curated by Jay … Continued

Illustration of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in front of a lava planet orbiting its host star. Credit: NASA.

The Music of the Spheres

Songs from Extrasolar Spaces: Music Inspired by TESS Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:00-8:30pm: Public Lecture George Ricker, TESS Principal Investigator; Sara Seager, TESS Deputy Director of Science; and Natalia Guerrero, TESS TOI Manager 8:30-9:00pm: Program of music by Lorelei Ensemble … Continued

First Place 2019 $15K Creative Arts Competition team Teach to Learn. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

$15K Creative Arts Competition 2019

Teach to Learn wins $15,000 first prize Mark Adams (Sloan School of Management ’19) worked in agriculture in Zambia. Derek Beckvold taught music in a refugee camp outside of Erbil in Iraq. Robert Jordon gave piano lessons to young people … Continued

Image: Guillermo Bernal. Courtesy of the artist.

2019 Winners of the Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts

Guillermo Bernal, Erin Genia, Emily Toomey, and Dipo Doherty Every artist’s body of work represents their creative vision and artistic evolution. For younger artists, a portfolio also points to their future potential. Winners of the 2019 Harold and Arlene Schnitzer … Continued

Image: Grace Yin. Credit: Rachel Wu.

The 2019 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts

Grace Yin ‘19 Grace Yin doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t play violin. “Apparently my musical career started in day care,” says Yin ‘19, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major from Cambridge, Massachusetts. An early childhood experience steered … Continued

Image: Amalia Lee. Courtesy of the artist.

2019 Recipients of the Wiesner Student Art Awards

Undergraduates Amalia Lee and Garrett Souza, and Graduate Students Pip Mothersill and Gary Zhexi Zhang Students make myriad contributions at MIT through art. Some set a new level of excellence  with their superior talent, dedicated work ethic, and exemplary performance … Continued